A Message from the Senior Academy

June 3, 2020

Good evening Drew Community,

It has come to my attention that a Senior Academy student posted an offensive, inappropriate and discriminatory post on social media. First, I want to say that I am deeply saddened and disappointed. I appreciate every student and parent that has brought awareness to this issue and as such, we have already begun the follow-up with the family. I want to reassure this community that we have high expectations for our parents, staff, and our students. There should be a clear understanding that this is not a community that will stand by and condone discrimination, racism, systematic oppression, and/or institutional racism. It is our responsibility to hold every member of our community accountable and respond immediately and appropriately.

I express this in all transparency but want to be clear that due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) the school cannot  share with anyone the details, specifics, consequences of an incident with anyone other than the offending party in any situation. 

While some of these incidents may be met with restorative practices, education, and corrective requirements or policies, it is important to understand that certain actions will not be tolerated. Drew administrators and staff will take all appropriate steps to eradicate actions that threaten the safety and security of the people in our community.

Please reach out to me with any concerns or further questions. 

K. Myers

Message to the Drew Community

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it…” – Muhammad Ali

In this time of hurt, sorrow and anger, I encourage this community to throw away impossible and seek the change we wish to see. I encourage families of this community and every surrounding community to embrace each other, hold each other accountable, and stand up for change. In this time, it is even more salient that we cannot ignore systematic oppression, we cannot ignore institutional racism. I know that there are so many hurt and so many confused and/or conflicted as am I. Our job as adults is to reflect, learn, grow, act and guide or get out of the way. My everyday wish is that as much as you cry as much as you may be saddened – you find strength to remain encouraged, you remain engaged, knowing that you and your surrounding support system will always be a part of change.

Understanding that our community needs a voice and a listening ear, we are offering two listening sessions. Please see the link below for a student listening session that we will hold Wednesday afternoon, 6/3/20, at 12pm for students and another that we will hold Thursday afternoon, 6/4/20, at 12pm for parents.

Student Session https://drewcharterschool.zoom.us/j/94920298185?pwd=WkZLMEQ5YkVtNUJoSXRuOTdlTTRUdz09

Parent Session https://drewcharterschool.zoom.us/j/91097666654?pwd=NWREaW5NT1hzcWhLS0w3eDhrTmN5dz09

K. Myers, Senior Academy Principal

Guardian

Announcements

Rising Ninth Grade Parent Meeting

Date: June 8, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

https://drewcharterschool.zoom.us/j/96356270656
Meeting ID: 963 5627 0656

AP Testing (Makeup Dates)

Date: June 1, 2020 – June 5, 2020

If you’re student did not take the AP exam in the spring, they were automatically rolled over to take the makeup exams. Please see the makeup dates and info in the link below: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/exam-dates-and-fees/late-testing-dates

Summer Reading

Attached, you will find a copy of the AP summer reading list for students who selected an AP course for school year 2020-2021.  The counselors have sent out an email to all those students who will need to complete the summer reading before the start of school in July.  If your child selected to take an AP course and did not receive an email, please contact your child’s counselor.

Rob Richardson (Grades 9 and 11):  rob.richardson@drewcharterschool.org

Tara Davis (Grades 10 and 12): tara.davis@drewcharterschool.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lteTmwQZE57xFLRXgHYmK2-mJRo7lDrzITxi54pTc5E/edit?usp=sharing

Uniform Needs

  • In the interest of best serving our community, Drew has moved forward with Flynn O’Hara as our new uniform vendor. Thank you to Dr. Allen for all of her work to find a company to best serve our community. Please see the flyer and link below for more information:

I recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

As this is a new initiative for Drew, please encourage others to participate, feel free to share ideas for support, and join me in making a donation to this year’s campaign if you haven’t already.  The more we raise, the more we can do!


Calendar


Week of 06/1 – 06/07

Summer School via E-Learning

  • Students and parents requested to participate in summer school should already have communication:
    • Please reach out to Kendrick Myers, Rachel Weaver, or Tameka Allen if you feel you should have received communication and have not as of today.

Please be advised that our School Norms still apply in our E-Learning Environments. 

Students should participate in online class activities with the same respect and decorum that would be displayed in the classroom. Please refer the Student Code of Conduct for specific information on appropriate technology use.
Language and/or actions that violate our Student Code of Conduct in the virtual setting will have similar consequences.

Monday

06/01

Tuesday

06/02

Wednesday

06/03

Thursday

06/04

Friday

06/05


 06/06| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice.
06/07| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:



See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!


Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of May 18th, 2020

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.


Shoutouts!

  • Everyone and their support of the Senior Car parade! It was truly amazing!
    • Rachel for her vision of the event!
    • Everyone that helped set up, pass out bags, monitor traffic, etc.!
    • Ms. Koriakan and the facilities team for installing all of the signs!
    • All Staff that lined the parking lots to cheer for our students! 
    • Officer Shannon, Officer Bridwell, Lonnie, and the rest of the safety and security team for their support! 
  • Carrington Grant for this wonderful PSA he created for Mrs. Woods and his peers! 
  • AIS’s for their grade level collaboration and coordination to plan this week’s grade level celebrations!
  • Ms. Schaffer and Mr. Prince for their celebration and encouragement to Juniors preparing to take AP exams!
  • Rob for his work to clear seniors and ensure that every student remains on track!
  • The CCR team for their preparation and planning of this week’s student celebrations!
  • Mr. Canney for his support and collaboration with grade level teams to prepare for grade level celebrations!
  • Ms. Person for her consistent communication and support for student accommodations!
  • Senior Academy staff for an amazing school year!
  • Congratulations to Hailey Fisher for receiving the Positive Athlete award. She has been recognized for her stellar team work skills, sportsmanship, and impeccable character. She was one out of the 5,000 nominations to receive this award in the Atlanta Region!
  • Asha Anderson for receiving a scholarship from the Atlanta Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.!!
  • Mr. Parker for his support, understanding, and advocacy for students and families!
  • Mr. Baker for his extra effort to support students and reach out to families!
  • Special Education Department for their tireless efforts, due diligence, and compassion for students!
  • Ms.Weaver for putting in extra effort to make sure the leadership team celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with a rhyme! Click Here to View
  • 11th grade team who received a huge shoutout from parents during our 11th grade parent meeting for their love, support, and extra effort!
  • 9th and 10th grade teams for their constant support and communication with students!
  • Dr.Allen for all of her support to grade level teams and departments during class sessions, PLCs, and in one-on-one conversations!

Next Blazer Day will be announced at a later date!

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]

Guardian

Announcements

Parent Zoom Meeting Recordings

Ninth Grade Parent Meeting

Date: May 5, 2020 03:55 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • See recording here
    •  Password: 0L$^c9T=

Tenth Grade Parent Meeting

Date: May 6, 2020 04:26 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • See recording here
    •  Password: 6v*Z3YZZ

Eleventh Grade Parent Meeting

Date: May 7, 2020 03:58 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • See recording here
    •  Password: 2R$j8a^5

I recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

As this is a new initiative for Drew, please encourage others to participate, feel free to share ideas for support, and join me in making a donation to this year’s campaign if you haven’t already.  The more we raise, the more we can do!


Calendar


Week of 05/18 – 05/24

E-learning via Google Classrooms

  • Drew Media Resources available:
    • Please share and join the Media Services Google classroom7iy2jsh 
  • Please note: Google Hangouts will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Click here to view the Google Hangouts Appropriate Student Usage Guidelines.

Students will follow the A/B Day Rotation in the E-Learning setting. Therefore, students’ will be able to login and look for assignments based on the students’ regular schedule.


Please be advised that our School Norms still apply in our E-Learning Environments. 

Students should participate in online class activities with the same respect and decorum that would be displayed in the classroom. Please refer the Student Code of Conduct for specific information on appropriate technology use.
Language and/or actions that violate our Student Code of Conduct in the virtual setting will have similar consequences.

Monday

05/18

  • 5pm – College Decision Day –> Zoom Details here

Tuesday

05/19

  •  12pm – Freshman Recognition Ceremony

Wednesday

05/20

  • 2pm – Senior Zoom Bash

Thursday

05/21

  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School
  • 2:00 pm Junior Recognition Ceremony
  • 3:30 pm Sophomore Recognition Ceremony
LOOK IN google Classroom for more information or check Remind

Friday

05/22

  • 12pm – Senior Awards Ceremony
  • 3-5pm Senior Curbside pickup and computer drop-off

 05/23| Saturday
  •   N/A
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice.
05/24| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 6/1-6/26 – SA Summer School
  • 6/1 -6/3 – Rising 9th Grade Summer Transition Program
  • 6/9 -6/10 – PBL/STEAM- for New Staff (K-12)

Food Resources during Closure


See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the upcoming 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!

  • New Information Coming Soon

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of May 11th, 2020

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.


Shoutouts!

  • Congratulations to Hailey Fisher for receiving the Positive Athlete award. She has been recognized for her stellar team work skills, sportsmanship, and impeccable character. She was one out of the 5,000 nominations to receive this award in the Atlanta Region!
  • Asha Anderson for receiving a scholarship from the Atlanta Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.!!
  • Mr. Parker for his support, understanding, and advocacy for students and families!
  • Mr. Baker for his extra effort to support students and reach out to families!
  • Special Education Department for their tireless efforts, due diligence, and compassion for students!
  • Ms.Weaver for putting in extra effort to make sure the leadership team celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with a rhyme! Click Here to View
  • 11th grade team who received a huge shoutout from parents during our 11th grade parent meeting for their love, support, and extra effort!
  • 9th and 10th grade teams for their constant support and communication with students!
  • Dr.Allen for all of her support to grade level teams and departments during class sessions, PLCs, and in one-on-one conversations!

Next Blazer Day will be announced at a later date!

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]

Guardian

Announcements

Parent Zoom Meeting Recordings

Ninth Grade Parent Meeting

Date: May 5, 2020 03:55 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • See recording here
    •  Password: 0L$^c9T=

Tenth Grade Parent Meeting

Date: May 6, 2020 04:26 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • See recording here
    •  Password: 6v*Z3YZZ

Eleventh Grade Parent Meeting

Date: May 7, 2020 03:58 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • See recording here
    •  Password: 2R$j8a^5

I recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

As this is a new initiative for Drew, please encourage others to participate, feel free to share ideas for support, and join me in making a donation to this year’s campaign if you haven’t already.  The more we raise, the more we can do!


Calendar

The deadline to order a 2019-2020 yearbook has been extended until May 15th, 2020. While we won’t be back in our school building this spring, we are working on a plan for safe distribution once they arrive.


Week of 05/11 – 05/17

E-learning via Google Classrooms

  • Drew Media Resources available:
    • Please share and join the Media Services Google classroom7iy2jsh 
  • Please note: Google Hangouts will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Click here to view the Google Hangouts Appropriate Student Usage Guidelines.

Students will follow the A/B Day Rotation in the E-Learning setting. Therefore, students’ will be able to login and look for assignments based on the students’ regular schedule.


Please be advised that our School Norms still apply in our E-Learning Environments. 

Students should participate in online class activities with the same respect and decorum that would be displayed in the classroom. Please refer the Student Code of Conduct for specific information on appropriate technology use.
Language and/or actions that violate our Student Code of Conduct in the virtual setting will have similar consequences.

Monday

05/11

Tuesday

05/12

Wednesday

05/13

Thursday

05/14

Friday

05/15

  • E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.

 05/16 | Saturday

Senior Car Parade @ 4pm

05/17| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • Week of 5/18 -5/22
    • 5/18/20 – Virtual College Decision Day @ 5pm
    • 5/19/20 – Freshman Recognition Ceremony @12pm
    • 5/20/20 – Senior Zoom Bash @ 2pm
    • 5/21/20 Sophomore Recognition Ceremony @ 12pm
    • 5/21/20 Junior Recognition Ceremony @ 2pm
    • 5/22/20 – Virtual Awards Day @ 12pm
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Food Resources during Closure


See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the upcoming 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!

  • New Information Coming Soon

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of May 04th, 2020

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.


Shoutouts!

  • Joshua Clemons on receiving the Karsh STEM Scholarship, which is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to Howard University – his top choice school!
  • The CCR and Senior team, for continuing to push our seniors towards the finish line!
  • Ms. Dunard and Naiya Cunningham for competing in a DJ battle on Friday.
    • Naiya was declared the winner by the Class of 2020!
  • Gabe Briscoe has done an AMAZING job with his remote work. He attends every class and has submitted every assignment with great attention to detail. He is really excelling in this environment!
  • Muchas gracias a todos los estudiantes quienes participaron en el juego de 20 preguntas en español – especialmente a Andre, Jalon, Kiah, Nick, Jamari, Makiyah y Quinn por una ronda muy cómica y competitiva!
  • Destiny Hodges for helping the 10th grade teachers plan a virtual community forum!
  • Solomon Adams, Alexis Gaines, Dezmond Jack and Malik Mohammed for earning the International Skills Diploma Seal from the GaDOE!
  • Naiya Cunningham for her remarkable leadership in SGA this school year.
  • Amira Davis who has been diligently working on Geometry!
  • Ms. Simmons for exhibiting her DJ skills at the 10th grade Community Forum!
  • To Ms. Koriakin for her beautiful poem “Drew is not a Place”!

Next Blazer Day will be announced at a later date!

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]

Guardian

Announcements

I recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

As this is a new initiative for Drew, please encourage others to participate, feel free to share ideas for support, and join me in making a donation to this year’s campaign if you haven’t already.  The more we raise, the more we can do!


Calendar

The deadline to order a 2019-2020 yearbook has been extended until May 15th, 2020. While we won’t be back in our school building this spring, we are working on a plan for safe distribution once they arrive.


Week of 05/04 – 05/10

Teacher Appreciation Week

E-learning via Google Classrooms

  • Drew Media Resources available:
    • Please share and join the Media Services Google classroom7iy2jsh 
  • Please note: Google Hangouts will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Click here to view the Google Hangouts Appropriate Student Usage Guidelines.

Students will follow the A/B Day Rotation in the E-Learning setting. Therefore, students’ will be able to login and look for assignments based on the students’ regular schedule.


Please be advised that our School Norms still apply in our E-Learning Environments. 

Students should participate in online class activities with the same respect and decorum that would be displayed in the classroom. Please refer the Student Code of Conduct for specific information on appropriate technology use.
Language and/or actions that violate our Student Code of Conduct in the virtual setting will have similar consequences.
05/04| Monday | "A" Day
 05/05| Tuesday | “B” Day
05/06| Wednesday| "A" Day
 05/07| Thursday| “B” Day
 05/08| Friday| “A” Day
  • Last Day for New Content (Grades 9-11)
  • E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.

 05/09 | Saturday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/10| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • Week of 05/11 – 05/17
    • 5/16/20 –  Senior Car Parade @ 4pm
  • Week of 5/18 -5/22
    • 5/18/20 – Virtual College Decision Day @ 5pm
    • 5/19/20 – Freshman Recognition Ceremony @12pm
    • 5/20/20 – Senior Zoom Bash @ 2pm
    • 5/21/20 Sophomore Recognition Ceremony @ 12pm
    • 5/21/20 Junior Recognition Ceremony @ 2pm
    • 5/22/20 – Virtual Awards Day @ 12pm
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Food Resources during Closure


See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the upcoming 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!

  • New Information Coming Soon

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students:

Week of April 27th, 2020

Purpose – Drew Charter School serves as a key component of the cradle-to-college pipeline within the holistic East Lake neighborhood revitalization. Appreciating our unique status as a mixed-income school, Drew Charter School’s primary purpose is to provide an excellent education to all children living in the Villages of East Lake so that each student reaches his or her full potential and is launched on a pathway to health, impact and prosperity.

Vision – Drew Charter School students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to create positive change in the world.

Mission – Drew Charter School is an exemplary, innovative education community that empowers all students to achieve their full potential.


Shoutouts!

  • Carrington Grant for being accepted into this summer’s Governor’s Honors Program for Engineering. 
    • He has curated his portfolio of work through his Engineering Pathway [Click here to see!]
  • Gavin Kelley for being accepted into the 2020 LEAD Summer Business Institute with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania!
  • Ms. Weaver, the CCR team, and everyone that contributed to creating a memorable virtual Senior Walk for the Class of 2020!
  • Shout out to Chance Minor who felt inspired by Gas Laws and Cloud Cities to go above and beyond in his research AND extra attendance in zoom critiques just so he could share and hear more ideas from classmates!
  • Shoutout to Tityonna Snead, Benjamin Bozman, and Erin Sweeny for their hard work and completing all of their tasks on time in our eLearning enviroment!
  • Shoutout to Marquesion Tribble, Justin Roberts, Adrian Rivera, Shakari Floyd, and Amiyah Carter for their Perseverance and College Acceptances!
  • Officer Shannon for remaining connected with students during this time. She delivered balloons and cupcakes to a student for her birthday! 
  • Ms.Ricks for connecting with staff and providing support and resources throughout the academies!
  • Ms.White for her communication and initiative with students and staff members!
  • Dr. Morgan and Ms. Wilder for their additional support and reaching out to families!
  • Senior Academy staff and students for the continued work and effort throughout E-learning!

Next Blazer Day will be announced at a later date!

Blazer Days are Required for Special Events & will occur at least once a month**

**Blazer Days are subject to change.**
[They are currently projected to occur every 2nd Wednesday of the month]

Guardian

Announcements

I recognize that this is a difficult time for parents and students. The level of uncertainty is troubling and at times can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to contact our counselors if you or your student need support.

You can also receive support via a free, confidential Crisis Text Line, with trained Crisis Counselors, by texting SHARE to 741741. (This is a national resource that is available 24/7).

Drew Opportunity Fund: First Initiative  

Last school year, Drew Charter launched its inaugural annual fund campaign, the Drew Opportunity Fund, in honor of our retiring Head of School Don Doran.  Under Mr. Doran’s leadership Drew students had myriad opportunities to innovate, achieve, travel and compete, all of which help to close the opportunity gap and make Drew an exemplary learning community. 

As this is a new initiative for Drew, please encourage others to participate, feel free to share ideas for support, and join me in making a donation to this year’s campaign if you haven’t already.  The more we raise, the more we can do!


Lottery Application Window for **New Students** Open Through April 30, 2020

If your student has a sibling who is interested in attending Drew for the 2020-2021 school year, the lottery application for potential new students is available now through April 30, 2020. The online application is also available on Drew’s website. All qualifying applications will be included in the lottery on May 7, 2020 at 6 p.m. Log in and dial in information will be available here. Results will be  posted to Drew’s website no later than close of business on May 8, 2020. 

  • Please note that the lottery is for potential new students only
  • This includes students currently enrolled in the Cox Pre-K Program at Drew.

Drew is not participating in Atlanta Public Schools’ pilot “Enroll APS Charter” project for the 2020-2021 school year. All Drew lottery applications must be submitted via Drew’s online process.

The Re-enrollment Process for 2020-2021 Updates

  • Re-enrollment Updates: Deadline for rising 6th and 9th graders and anyone who has moved to upload proof-of-residency documents is Friday, May 1

Students in transition grades (rising 6th and rising 9th graders) and any student who has moved and requires an address update in our system are required to submit current proof-of-residency documents as a part of re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. They may do so electronically (step-by-step instructions), by May 1, 2020, or in-person at a later, to-be-determined time. Parent/guardians of all students who fall into these categories have been notified. Thank you to those who have already completed this!

For parents/guardians of students who do not fall into one of the above categories, there are no next steps to re-enroll your child beyond completing the online re-enrollment form and you should have already received your re-enrollment verification email.

Details regarding these process changes for the 2020-2021 school year can be found here. Please email enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or call 404-450-0567 with any questions. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding with these process changes.

Please email enrollment@drewcharterschool.org or call 404-450-0567 with any questions. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding with these process changes.


Calendar

The deadline to order a 2019-2020 yearbook has been extended until May 15th, 2020. While we won’t be back in our school building this spring, we are working on a plan for safe distribution once they arrive.


Week of 04/27- 05/03

School Library Month

E-learning via Google Classrooms

  • Drew Media Resources available:
    • Please share and join the Media Services Google classroom7iy2jsh 
  • Please note: Google Hangouts will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Click here to view the Google Hangouts Appropriate Student Usage Guidelines.

Students will follow the A/B Day Rotation in the E-Learning setting. Therefore, students’ will be able to login and look for assignments based on the students’ regular schedule.


Please be advised that our School Norms still apply in our E-Learning Environments. 

Students should participate in online class activities with the same respect and decorum that would be displayed in the classroom. Please refer the Student Code of Conduct for specific information on appropriate technology use.
Language and/or actions that violate our Student Code of Conduct in the virtual setting will have similar consequences.
04/27| Monday | "A" Day
 04/28| Tuesday | “B” Day
04/29| Wednesday| "A" Day
 04/30| Thursday| “B” Day
  • Lottery Reminder
    • Lottery application for  Kindergarten program DUE
    • Applications for potential new students DUE
 05/01| Friday| “A” Day
  • Last Day for Seniors in Good Standing
  • Lottery Reminder
    • Submission of documentation for rising 6th/9th graders & students/families who recently moved, DUE on 5/1 [see section for Guardian Announcements ABOVE for more details]
  • E-Learning
    • Students use this day to review, check-in with teachers, receive feedback,and/or turn-in missing work etc.

 05/02| Saturday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].
05/03| Sunday
  • None
    • Please note access to the school building for the next two weeks will NOT be available. Security have been advised to not allow access to outsiders until further notice [inclusive of staff].

Upcoming Events:


  • 04/30
    • Lottery application for  Kindergarten program DUE
    • Applications for potential new students DUE
  • 05/01- Lottery DEADLINE
    • Submission of documentation for rising 6th/9th graders & students/families who recently moved DUE [see section for Guardian Announcements ABOVE for more details]
  • Week of 5/4 -5/10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
    • 5/5/20 – 9th Grade Parent Meeting
    • 5/6/20 – 10th Grade Parent Meeting
    • 5/7/20 – 11th Grade Parent Meeting
    • 5/8/20 – Last Day for New Content (Grades 9-11)
  • Week of 5/11 – 5/17
  • Week of 5/18 -5/22
    • 5/18/20 – Virtual College Decision Day
    • 5/22/20 – Virtual Awards Day
  • 05/21/2020-  Last Day of School

Food Resources during Closure


See the information below regarding the importance of communities achieving a “complete count” in the upcoming 2020 Census!


Wifi and Internet Resources

Please see the Xfinity flyer above and information to internet access at a deep discount with Comcast–> CLICK HERE .



PTA UPDATES

CLICK HERE TO JOIN PTA TODAY!

Other Concerns

Uniform Concerns!

Families who still have not received their orders:

Please forward a copy or screenshot of the confirmation information to Kendrick.Myers@drewcharterschool.org and Tameka.Allen@drewcharterschool.org with the students’ name in the subject line.

Note: Students are still expected to be in uniform: Khakis, white button-down and tie are required.

– Khakis and button downs can be purchased outside of the Tommy Hilfiger.
– Ties will be onsite and for sell at the school store tomorrow morning!
  • Parents looking for uniform options can visit our online store with Tommy Hilfiger.

Portal for Paying for Nutrition/Lunch Fees

STUDENTS WILL ONLY HAVE TO PAY FOR MEALS IF THEY CHOOSE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL MEALS.

Portal for Paying for Drew Events, Dues, Field Trips, etc..


Update for Students: